Sunday, April 22, 2007

Collaborate07, Application Express and .Net

I spent 4 days last week in the Mandalay Bay Casino-hotel in Las Vega (not gambling, as you would think!) but attending Collaborate07 a joint IOUG, OAUG and Quest International event.
It was a crowded event according to IT standards but there was in the same time an Entertainment industry convention with 100,000+ atendees; no other convention place can beat Las Vegas!
I gave a session on new JDBC and Java in the database featureas as part of Oracle Database 11g: What's new for Java, JDBC, PHP, OCI and .Net session.
I spent the rest of my stay at the exhibition floor demoing new JDBc and Java in the database.
I was sharing the same demo pod with my colleague Carl Backstrom (the APEX guy) and Christian Shay (the .Net guy). Even though we are all from Oracle it was the opportunity to better know the cool things Oracle is doing in the areas of Application Expres (APEX) and .Net.

I encourage you to visit their blogs, and play with their products.

Have fun, Kuassi

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Oracle Develop Coming to Your City

You probably recall the famous Alexandre Dumas's quote in my book "If you don't go to Lagardere, Lagardere will come to you"?

Well, Oracle Develop is coming to you in Seoul, Bangalore, Beijing, Munich, London, and Prague; check it out @

I'll be presenting:

  • Oracle JDBC: High-Availability, Load Balancing, Best Practices, and Roadmap
  • The PHP/Oracle Experience: Building for Scalability
  • Developing and Deplying Oracle and PHP (Hands-on Labs).

I'll be glad to meet you in person.

See you there, Kuassi